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Design Ed

Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice
Product code: LRNSCI
ISBN: 9781564847492
Expected publication date: 06/2019
Topics: Curriculum, Learning spaces

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By Angela Elkordy and Ayn Keneman

Researchers in learning sciences are pioneering instructional technologies that have the capacity to revolutionize the nation’s educational system. By combining design thinking methodology with strong theoretical frameworks in the learning sciences, educators can improve learning to help students thrive in the digital age. This book will provide a foundation for the science of learning and learning design, laying out the intersection between theory, design and reflective practice as it relates to applying design thinking for the engagement of digital age learners.

Topics covered include:

  • Educators as learning designers
  • Shaping experiences for digital age learning through digital media and digital environments
  • Design and format of educational interventions
  • The role of reflective practice and evaluating the impact on student learning


Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the “why” behind the use of technology and the “how” to enact learning design for all digital age learners.

About the Authors

Angela Elkordy, Ph.D., is chair and assistant professor, learning sciences, and program director for learning technologies at National Louis University in the Chicago area. Her writing has appeared in numerous platforms and publications, including books such as Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials and Gamify Literacy. Her research focuses on the learning sciences, design and technology, teacher learning and instructional design.

Ayn Keneman, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the National College of Education faculty, early childhood education, at National Louis University, Chicago, where she teaches courses in early childhood education, literacy instruction, human development and technology. She is president of a special interest group of the International Literacy Association, Organization of Teacher Educators of Literacy. Keneman’s research on struggling readers led to the publication of her book Literacy Leadership to Support Reading Improvement .